For the Venezuelan ambassador in Belgium, Mary Ponte, “the recent resolution of the European Parliament, specific to the situation in Venezuela on January 5th and 7th, gives an unequivocal and resounding backing to President Juan Guaidó”.
“The resolution recognises Juan Guaidó as the legitimate President (i) of Venezuela, and as President of the National Assembly, as well as giving sincere recognition to the Members of Parliament who accompany him from the seat of the legislative power. It is the only legal body recognized by the European Parliament,” the Ambassador said.
On the other hand, Ponte points out that one of the most relevant aspects of this resolution is that “it not only recognizes President Guaidó, but also requests those who do not recognize him to do so, as well as the group of ambassadors that have been appointed by him in Europe.”
The Ambassador also mentions that in the content of the resolution approved with 471 votes, “the European Parliament also offers to make itself available to be part of a negotiated solution for Venezuela, all from the tools that they have, so that fair and free elections – including a presidential election – can be achieved for our country so that we can once again achieve freedom.”
The European Parliament strongly rejects all acts of violence in the country, forced disappearances, kidnappings, intimidation and threats. “They are definitely very clear about what is happening in our Venezuela,” quotes Ponte.
On the other hand, the resolution also demands sanctions both for individuals and for the relatives of those who are the protagonists of this exacerbated violence, which today also reaches the legitimate National Assembly.
The Venezuelan government official welcomes the fact that Josep Borrell, the European Union’s High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy since 2019, limits himself to the facts and bets on a way out of the narco-regime through a negotiation that will culminate in free, fair and transparent elections for Venezuela.
“Before the eyes of the world, the narco-dictatorship continues to expose itself. We have for example the episodes of January 5th, 7th and now 15th, where even with firearms, an attempt was made against President Guaidó, against the board of directors and the legitimate and democratic deputies who accompany them. Desperation and violence have always been the weapons of those who are not right, and in this too the international community is clear and accompanies us in our legitimate desire to restore freedom and democracy to Venezuela,” said Ambassador Mary Ponte at the conclusion of her statement.